Life goal: skincare and gag
🎼Just like honey 🎼 What it is: This is a hydrating and antioxidant face mask that brightens up your complexion. Claims: Known for its soothing and humectant properties, a proprietary, antioxidant-rich honey blend revitalizes skin with nourishing moisture. Glycerin attracts moisture, leaving skin feeling soft and supple. This hydrating face mask warms and transforms into a rich cream when massaged to revitalize skin. My thoughts: As an Asian girl, I used to prefer sheet masks. But recently I want to try face mask in jar, because it’s a big expense if you often use patch masks. At first I didn’t know where to start, but on Cherie ’s face mask category page, I saw that honey potion had a high score, so I decide to have a try The texture of this mask really looks like honey, but it may be thicker than honey and does not smell very heavy with artificial scent. It is worth mentioning that it comes with a metal spoon, and this spoon can be fixed against the cap. This design is hygienic and convenient, and I like it a lot. The usage of it is a bit unique, you need to apply a thin layer evenly on the face and rub it for a while. Massaging for 1-2 minutes and then wait it turn white, then leave the mask on your face for 10-15 minutes. You will feel a little warmth on your face (but not a burning sensation!). I don't mind it, but if you have extremely sensitive skin, watch out!
🎵Ettusais Lip Essence Snoopy limited edition🎵 This lip essence is my favorite! Brand: etussia is a Japanese brand. Most of its products have simple and cute packagings, and contain natural ingredients. Claims: Gives your lips a rich glossy luster while treating roughness, dryness and protecting them from UV rays. Lip Essence promotes blood circulation needed for pink healthy lips. It keeps your lips moisturized with hyper gloss oil, while reducing the look of vertical lines on lips and protecting lips with SPF 18 PA ++. It's the lazy girl's way to pretty lips. My thoughts: The normal version of this lip balm is a pink tube, but I prefer this snoopy limited edition. It is definitely not that kind of lip care product that only have cute packaging! You can slide left to see the texture of the essence and the design of the applicator. Most of the essence in my impression are liquid, but this lip essence has thick texture. I prefer to have beauty products with pleasant scent, this one is no-fragrance so it’s a bit disappointing for me. Its applicator is designed to fit the curve of your lips, which can be spread wider when used, which is good. If you apply it before bedtime, the effect on the next day is amazing. You will understand why it is an essence, not a normal lip balm: it can soften your lips, save you from chapped lips, and reduce the fine lines on the lips over time.
One Serum for All My Skin Concerns
This one is one of my favorite Drunk Elephant's products - T.L.C. Resurfacing Night Serum. It claims that it is suitable for normal, combo, dry and oily skin. Personally I have combo to oily skin type and I find it suits me quite well. For me, it is a magical solution to solve all my skin concerns. I have uneven skin tone, dullness, enlarged and clogged pores which cause blackheads especially on my nose. These really annoy me cuz normally I need multiple products focusing on each of the concerns. But when I was recommended by my friends with this DE TLC serum, I decided to give it a try. Usually I apply this to my face before bed. It is quite amazing that after using it, my skin feels fresh and has an instant glow. I think it also helps hydrate my skin that I feel my skin becomes so soft and smooth next morning. I have been using this for about 2 weeks and I found my pores were also cleaned and it feels like each of my pores is breathing each time I use it! Meanwhile, my blackheads are almost gone! I also found it evened my skin texture and tone. My skin is apparently brighter than before. It's the best night treatment I have ever tried! One bottle for all the concerns, it really worth the money. Try it and you will be surprised! 💖
DRUNK ELEPHANT-T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum
I have combo/oily skin, light complexion, not acne-prone skintype Normally, I don't really like using a clay mask. I've used some clay masks before and hoped they can help me with my blackhead problem. But after using these clay masks for a while, nothing really happened. So I chose sheet masks instead after that. This clay mask from Origin is a sample I got when I bought other products, after several times using, it changed my opinion on clay mask. I usually use it after regular cleansing products, such as makeup remover or cleanser. 2-3 times a week of using it is not that frequent, and my skin feels better than before. You can see from the first video (swipe left and it will show up) that my skin becomes smooth, delicate and radiant after using it. And it is worth mentioning that it is very hydrating, which is completely different from other clay masks. The usage of it is simple, apply a thin layer on your skin (like the 2nd video), let it stay for 15 mins (3rd video), wash it off with warm water (4th video).
My Go-to Perfumes
I'm not so addicted into perfumes, but you know, using perfume is like wearing clothes, and styles may be different accordingly. These are my go-to perfumes I prefer to use on different occasions narciso rodriguez - Pure Musc Eau de Parfum Keynotes from Sephora: Orange Blossom, Heart of Musc, Cashmeran I like using this perfume at work, because this floral fragrance makes me fresh and keep in good mood. Personally, I think lighter fragrance might be less disturbing (especially I need to meet clients occasinally). TOM FORD - Velvet Orchid Eau de Parfum Keynotes from Sephora: Orange Blossom, Hyacinth, Jonquil, Cattleya Leopoldii Orchid, Suede Accord, Vanilla Tincture I like to use this perfume when dating. It smells like a mixure of oriental plants and orange blossoms. I felt it was very special and a little bit mysterious. Just perfect enough for dating, mild but still sexy. BURBERRY - My Black Keynotes from Sephora Sun-drenched Jasmine, Peach Nectar, Candied Rose, Amber Patchouli. Finally, let’s talk about the one for club. My feeling to this one is a little bit complicated, the design of this bottle is unique, you can see from the pic the cap is made by tortoiseshell (when I saw it at the airport duty-free shop, I bought it without hesitation!). But since this scent is a bit strong for me, I generally use it when I'm at parties.
MERMAID MAKEUP 🧜🏼♀️ #CheriePartner
A few years back I was a mermaid for Halloween. I decided to recreate the look as it is still on trend today. This look can be perfect for a Halloween party— even if you do not have the costume, people will still know what you are. I made this tutorial simple so anyone can recreate the look. How to: •Take any fishnet pattern you can find and place it over your head. •Plan out what color mermaid you want to recreate. Choose 2-3 colors. I chose a light pink, a medium purple, and a deep blue from MORPHE - Morphe X Maddie Ziegler The Imagination Palette and laura lee - Party Animal Pressed Pigment Palette . Take your light shade and “bronze" the face as you normally would. Take your medium and deep shades and “contour" the face as you normally would. (optional: I added some of these colors on my jaw and on my collarbone) •Next, take off the fishnet and work on your eyes. I used the same colors; putting the lightest shade in the crease, the medium shade to add depth to the crease, and the deep shade in the outer corner. I used COVER FX - Shimmer Veil on my lid and stila - Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in the center of my lid for a glittery pop. Next, I added NYX - White Liquid Liner . I think the white eyeliner makes it more costume -y and that was what I was going for. •I then covered the “scales” in glitter with COVER FX - Shimmer Veil , stila - Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow and a glitter from the craft store. Adding the glitter really makes the look come together. I recommend to dab the first two products on a little bit then go in with your finger tips and blend the rest of the glitter out. The glitter will become a little tacky and that's ok because it helps the craft store glitter adhere to it better. I applied the last glitter with a stippling brush. •For the lips, I used COLOURPOP - Ultra metallic lip and it created an iridescent look that I feel like a mermaid would have. •I added some pearls from the craft store with lash glue. This created different mediums and i like the contrast it created with the glitter. •Lastly, I curled my lashes and put on ARDELL - Cluster Wispies Demi Wispies to really pull the look together. Here is my first time recreating the look where I went for a blue/pink mermaid: https://pin.it/68Z5NMS For reference I have light medium skin tone. My skin in pretty sensitive and these products did not irritate me. #CheriePartner
ARDELL-Cluster Wispies Demi Wispies
Sunburns HURT! How to soothe & avoid a burn
Every year, your Summer trip has the possibility of being ruined by a painful sunburn. We all know that it can happen, but maybe we don't undertsand the why and how to avoid it properly. FYI: Sun damage accounts for 90% of visible changes in the skin! This is cumulative, meaning it all adds up over time (source- Skin Cancer Foundation). This shows just how important proper sun protection really is. Sunburn is caused by unprotected sun exposure that damages the skin causing a painful, red, itchy burn. This can range from minor redness to sun poisoning! UVB rays cause burning, whereas UVA rays penetrate the skin deeper causing premature aging. We need to be sure to choose sun protection that is broad spectrum and fully keeps our skin protected from both of these harmful rays. The sun doesn't just cause damage on a hot Summer day but all year round! You need protection everyday no matter the weather. I recommend a separate face and body SPF because formulations tend to be better when it is designed just for the face. •You must reapply! Be sure you are following the directions on your sunscreen products to ensure the best protection possible. Look for SPF 30 or higher. Dr Dennis Gross - Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 This is a daily facial sunscreen to not only protect but improve already existing dark spots. It is a physical sunscreen option great for all skin types, including sensitive. It blends in nicely and feels hudrating. BARE REPUBLIC - Mineral 50 Sport Vanilla-Coco Sunscreen Spray This smells amazing! Unlike some other sunscreen sprays, it has clean mineral ingredients that are safe for all ages. It also has fruit and veggie oils to hydrate and give the skin a little glow! Did I mention this brand is also cruelty free, vegan, and synthetic fragrance free?? ☆What if you already have a burn?☆ -Aloe is now your best friend! It has cooling, soothing and hydrating properties that help calm a pesky burn. For your body, try the Bare Republic After Sun Spray. For your face, check out the Peter Thomas Roth Mask for an extra dose of skincare. BARE REPUBLIC - Hydrating After-Sun Spray A spray using aloe and plant extracts to provide easy to apply relief. I love this option so you don't have to touch a painful burn! PETER THOMAS ROTH - Cucumber Gel Masque This mask is a great option for soothing a facial burn or just increased redness from the sun. It uses cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple and aloe to deeply hydrate and brighten the skin. I love this mask for calming the skin! It feels so refreshing. Have you tried these products to prevent or soothe a sunburn?? Be sure to wear your SPF!
PETER THOMAS ROTH-Cucumber Gel Masque
@DERMDOCTOR X CHERIE GIVEAWAY
DermDoctor Hand-Selected Skincare Routine 🔲 5 winners will be selected to receive the entire skincare routine below 🔲 Here's how to enter: 1. Follow me here (dermdoctor) 2. Comment any skincare question for our Instagram Live on 9/28 @ 9AM PST (IG: @doctorly) 🔲 Giveaway Prize: CeraVe - Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser I absolutely love this product and use it every single day. As someone with combination skin, it's not overly drying but you still feel clean after using it. It also doubles as a make-up or sunscreen remover. You can use this as the first step in your morning and evening routine. VICHY - LiftActiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging Ampoules Vichy really did it with this one. This contains 10% L-ascorbic acid, the best-studied form of vitamin C. It also contains hyaluronic acid and peptides. It serves as an amazing anti-oxidant and will brighten the skin and build collagen over time. Use this in the AM after cleansing. elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 You all know this is one of my favorite products of all time. It goes on without a white cast and contains niacinamide, which is amazing for acne and rosacea-prone skin. CeraVe - Resurfacing Retinol Serum Retinoids are the cornerstone of my skincare routine. They have anti-aging and anti-acne benefits. They fade dark spots and improve skin texture. This product by ceraVe is a perfect starter retinoid because it contains an encapsulated form of retinoid and licorice, which helps to calm down inflammation and fade hyperpigmentation. Use this at night after cleansing. Avoid this if pregnant or breastfeeding! SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment This is one of the best exfoliants on the market. It contains lactic acid, one of the most gentle and effective alpha-hydroxy acids you can use in your skincare routine. It also contains licorice, which helps to fade dark spots and calm redness. This is best used 1-2x a week at night. Avoid using it on the same nights as your retinol. This product does contain lemongrass oil, which can cause irritation or allergy in a very small group of people (<1%). Always make sure to patch test. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin This is a gentle, non-greasy moisturizer that's great for all skin types. The bottle is hermetically sealed to prevent air from getting it, which allows the moisturize to be produced with no preservatives. It's also fragrance-free. One of the best moisturizers money can buy if you have sensitive skin. This can be used twice a day. Giveaway Rules: Ends 9/28/2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Shipping within the USA and Canada only. Giveaway winners will be picked by cherie. #CheriePartner
SUNDAY RILEY-Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment
Hyram's Tips: Myths of Active Ingredients?🤔 Can✅ N Cannot🚫
Active ingredients: the ingredients that really focus on providing benefits to your skin. For example, exfoliating ingredients, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, etc. Being careful and deliberate about what you mix and what you put on your skin. Niacinamide: great for sensitive skin to reduce redness and sensitivity; brighten your skin, effectively fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation; control excess oiliness and sebum production within your skin, great for combination skin. Could be used during day and night at any point in the skincare routine NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% ($16): very lightweight, no sticky feeling Salicylic Acid (BHA): especially for people who have acne-prone or breakout-prone skin. It goes deep into your pores and exfoliates all the dead skin and excess oil out of your pores to make sure that your pores are clean and healthy. Hyram recommends to use it every other day. Retinol: amazing for repairing deeply damaged skin, help to resolve the issues regarding acne scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, etc. BUT, retinol can be sensitizing to the skin, please apply it at night to avoid sun exposure. You’d better slowly introduce it to your skin, starts from twice a week to three times a week. And only put on a completely DRY skin! Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): works on the top layer of your skin, and gives you the glow and smooth finish. Could be used for day and night, but Hyram recommends using it during nighttime to make it most effective. Use it 3-4 times a week. Hyaluronic Acid (HA): help to hydrate your skin. You could mix it with any active ingredient. Highly recommend it if you are living in a moist environment Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): anti oxygen, brighten dark spots, prevent and decrease aging in your skin. It will be unstable when exposed to light, so make sure that your VC products are not in dark brown. Hyram doesn’t recommend mixing vitamin c with other active ingredients on your own. NATURIUM - Vitamin C Face Oil($22): hydrating and brightening your face. Hyram recommends to use it on its own NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum($20)： formulate with pineapple extract, papaya extract, and other mildly exfoliated ingredients NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus($20): formulated with active ingredients, such as VC and niacinamide, by professional chemists who are able to stabilize the PH to make the ingredients effective. ps. Inside all Naturium boxes, you could find the information about the ingredients, and how to use and how it works Benzoyl Peroxide: for getting rid of acne and acne scars, typically found in a cleanser form Combination: Niacinamide + BHA: reduce the oiliness of the excess sebum and exfoliate your skin. Use Niacinamide in the morning and BHA at night to avoid texture conflict and irritation Niacinamide + Retinol: great combination to reduce the redness that caused by Retinol Niacinamide + AHAs: works great together. AHAs + BHA: great combination to exfoliate your skin and make your skin glow overnight, but don’t use it too frequently. Retinol + AHAs/BHAs: technically you can mix them together, but Hyram personally doesn’t recommend it. They might over exfoliate your face. Check the link to see more details from Hyram https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KB2AEDjsQY&feature=emb_title Comment below to tell me your thoughts about the ingredients. 💖💖
NATURIUM-Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2%
You got ECZEMA?! Overnight healing eczema cream
eczema honey - Nut-Free Skin-Soothing Cream It’s only appropriate to talk about my dry skin in the winter❄️ Personally, I’ve had eczema since I was a baby and it’s always been a struggle to find what products work on my sensitive skin. Unfortunately my eczema is year round, but of course the winter time is the worst. I found eczema honey over a year ago and it has changed my dry skin for the better. Eczema honey co has MANY products to treat eczema and psoriasis, however the skin soothing cream is my favorite. It comes in two forms, one is the original and the other is nut free. 🥜The nut free eczema honey ingredients include organic beeswax, organic pure honey, grape seed oil, and organic sunflower oil. My eczema tends to itch A LOT and this causes me to scratch leaving horrific rashes and scars on my body. I only apply this product at night and when I do I apply a very thick layer on where the eczema is noticeable most. You can apply this as a mask as well, but I find it to work extremely well when left on over night. They say there is no cure for eczema, but eczema honey is definitely a solution to my itchy unwanted problems🍯
eczema honey-Nut-Free Skin-Soothing Cream